Each one has their own tremendous story of survival, rescue, and unfortunately death for several. One of them was a white, female ABD who had a large litter. It was vital the pups were found and rescued before she was rescued. This rescue lasted well over a month. All pups were homed, as well as several of the adults. Two adults were killed by vehicles.
There is a remaining male (Jack). He is a sweetheart and desires to belong to a family but is still uncertain of people’s intentions. The look in his eyes says it all.
Jack is faithful; loyal; wants a friend. He will never leave you. This bears witness in how he has lived the last year.
His routine is walking a length of a specific road from one specific avenue to another encompassing approximately 1 mile.
He has faithfully stayed in this exact same area for a year now and has not taken off with any other single dogs or small packs that have moved through the area.
When his mate, Rosey, the white ABD (spoken about above) was alive, he was a great father. Again, he was faithful, reliable, and trustworthy to be there. He stayed with her and the pups to the sad end. He loved his pack. He truly had a family with her and their pups. Jack could be seen daily playing with the pups before they scampered to safety in their camouflaged den fashioned from Bismarkia fronds at the tree farm. In fact when the last pup was rescued from the tree farm den Jack wasn't there at the time, but Rosey was.
Jack arrived about an hour later to make contact with Rosey & the pup. Jack came to the spot in the field where he & Rosey taught the pups to hide for safety. He walked directly to the spot and looked and looked for the pup. It was heartbreaking to see his confusion, wondering where his baby was. It is still heartbreaking to those who witnessed it. Now it would be Rosy & Jack's turn for rescue; they were the last two.
A rescue was fully anticipated for the next day now that all the pups were accounted for. Unfortunately, the rescue group did not anticipate what they would find and for dear Rosey, it was too late.
Rosey, the loving, loyal caregiver to all her pups was found dead on the side of the main road, hit by a vehicle in the early morning, after her last pup was taken from her. She died in peace knowing all of her children were safe.
For several weeks after Rosey’s death Jack was no where to be found. He had left his home. Flyers were put up with his picture and calls started coming in. The rescue party was able to track his routine and finally got him into a daily route to come for food. They had a possible home for him but recently the potential adopters changed their mind due to other responsibilities and again there was no place for him to go.
Several weeks ago Jack appeared to be sick. The rescue group became even more desperate to help him. He’s been on antibiotics and de-wormer for the past ten day and he is doing quite well; looking like himself again. He still deserves his own loving home, with arms to hug him.
Since August, 2012 Jack has been living behind an abandoned building.
It's always been the perfect safe haven for him. No one goes there.
But now Jack is facing another problem; they just put the building up for sale and there are many people on the property.
It's no longer a refuge for him. He can take up and leave any day if he feels he is threatened. The rescue group does not want to lose sight of him again. This time it may be for good.
If anyone can help Jack by taking him in, please contact Dianne at 305-302-3282.
"No one makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he can only do little". Edmund Burke